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Stuart Chapman Hill, director of Music Education

Webster Music Education Director, Choral Teacher in Residence in North Carolina

June 21, 2017

Stuart Chapman Hill, director of Music Education in the Department of Music, is teaching this summer at the Governor’s School of North Carolina, a residential summer enrichment program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students. A published composer and researcher, Hill is assistant professor of music in the Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, where he leads the Women’s Chorus and teaches courses in choral music education.

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Kaiser Speaks at LATU Education and Technology in Uruguay

May 30, 2017

DJ Kaiser, associate professor and coordinator of Teaching English as a Second Language, was one of 25 invited international speakers at the 10-year anniversary conference celebration for Uruguay’s Plan Ceibal project. The Foro de Inovación Educativa brought in specialists in education and technology for this two-day event in Montevideo at the Laboratorio de Tecnología del Uruguay (LATU).

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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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Learn, engage and support student research at Webster!

RAD Schedule: Join in Supporting Student Research May 5-6

May 02, 2017

Take a break from your end-of-semester tasks and come out to support undergraduate and graduate student research at the Research Across Disciplines Conference May 5-6. This spring's conference features a lineup of diverse topics from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, biological sciences, education, music, art, French, literature, nursing and so much more. Among the 47 presentations, six will be via teleconference and one will be via creative display.

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FDC holds Faculty Writing Hours May 5

May 02, 2017

The Faculty Development Center (FDC) invites all part-time and full-time faculty to close out the term with this year’s final writing hours session on May 5, 1-4 p.m., FDC Suite (Library 420). Writing hours provide a quiet space and designated time for work so that faculty can free themselves from distractions, enjoy the camaraderie of working side-by-side with colleagues, and simply carve out time for their research and writing projects.

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McKissack was among the most prolific children's authors on African-American history and lore.

Remembering Patricia McKissack '75, Internationally Acclaimed Author, Teacher

April 11, 2017

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Patricia McKissack (MA ’75), an internationally acclaimed children's book author and teacher whose more than 100 books helped fill a need for children's literature for minorities. McKissack was named Outstanding Alumna in 2005, received an honorary doctorate in 2010 and served on the School of Education advisory board. Her legacy lives on in countless classrooms across the country.

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Alumni Association Announces 2017 Award Winners

April 11, 2017

The Webster University Alumni Association has announced Marilynne Bradley, Vanessa Cooksey, Adam Neal, Emily Hencken-Ritter and Christopher Dietrich as recipients of its 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award. This award recognizes alumna or alumnus from each school or college who has achieved outstanding success and recognition in their profession and/or voluntary service.

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Webster Alumna, Doctoral Student Wins Teacher of the Year

April 07, 2017

Webster University alumna and current doctoral student Katherine Luh has been recognized as Teacher of the Year at Hodge Elementary School in the Fox C-6 School District. When asked what she teaches, she often replies, “I teach children to love and make music.” This love of music and dedication to share that love of music with her students is evident in everything she does. She believes children learn best using familiar music and easily accessible instruments.

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Seven Students Awarded Professional Membership Fees

March 27, 2017

The Career Planning & Development Center’s Spring 2017 Professional Association Membership Program (ProAMP) awarded seven students representing all five colleges and schools with membership fees to the professional association of their choice. Recipients chose to become student members of the Advertising Club of Greater Saint Louis, AIGA, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Information Systems Security Association, and the International Studies Association.

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Urban Education Expert Keynotes Webster Education Conference

March 24, 2017

The Webster University School of Education welcomes H. Richard Milner IV, endowed chair of urban education at University of Pittsburgh and editor-in-chief of "Urban Education," as a keynote speaker for its annual conference, "Equity in Education: Creating Voice and Choice for Social Justice." The event on April 8 is open to the public and includes an alumni reception.

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Webster in the news

In the News: School of Ed ranking; Alakoc on terror threats; Chess in Biz Journal

March 17, 2017

International Relations assistant professor Burcu Pinar Alakoc was interviewed on KMOX about security threats, the Final Four-bound chess team and coaches were highlighted by the St. Louis Business Journal, and Webster's state rankings among schools of education was mentioned on St. Louis Public Radio and in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Graduate student Sepideh Shirafkan and professor Deborah Stiles

Educational, School Psychology Faculty, Students Present Research

March 16, 2017

Students and faculty in Webster University’s Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology programs have added to a growing list of publications and academic presentations over the last few weeks at conferences in New York and New Orleans, with topics including the impact of Ferguson on schools and youth suicide prevention.

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The students, part of the Provost's Faculty/Student Collaborative Research Grant program, also presented their findings at Webster's Research Across Disciplines conference in December 2016.

Grant Recipients in History, Politics, Education Present Colonial Research

March 01, 2017

Students majoring in History, Politics and Secondary Social Studies Education who participated in the colonial Tidewater, Virginia, field-based course in Summer 2016 presented at the Missouri Council for Social Studies state conference this month. These students, with faculty mentor Ted Green, were participants in the Provost's Student/Faculty Research Grant program and also presented at Webster's December 2016 Research Across Disciplines.

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